Hands and Feet
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”
1 John 3:18 NLT
I think I’ve heard “I’ll pray for you” uttered as a conciliation prize more often than anything else. We say it like, “I can’t do anything more, so I’ll do this thing. It’s the least I can do”.
But it’s not. As a Christian, it’s the first thing you should do, always, and it’s the thing you should always be doing. And sometimes it is the only thing God will implore you to do. But it’s not often. In your prayers, He will usually tell you your next steps.
Currently in our world there is almost too much to care about. There are hurricanes and wildfires that have currently displaced so many, there are many more who were already homeless in our nation, and there is famine and disease around the world. The opportunity to love and serve is overwhelming. “The harvest is great, but the workers are few”. You as one person cannot do it all.
This week I encourage you to pray for your fellow man, but in doing so, ask God what His next steps for you are. Ask Him to show you where He wants you next. Be ready to move when He says to go. Speak the truth with your lips, but moreso let His live be known through your actions.